Since 2007, the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) offers assistance to countries engaged in the accession process to the European Union.
As part of this project, the European Railway Agency is assisting the countries aspiring to join the European Union in their effort to adopt the EU acquis communautaire in the fields of railway safety and interoperability.
The Regulation and Safety Monitoring Sector assists the European Commission in the development of rules concerning the Transport of Dangerous Goods. The principal objectives are:
- To assist the European Commission for continuously improving the safety of the transport of dangerous goods by rail in a cost-effective way,
- To ensure the consistency of rules developed at EU level and under the hospices of international organisations